Thanks to their feline friends, mother-daughter duo Svetlana and Marina have an absolutely purrfect “America’s Got Talent” act named the Savitsky Cats. On Tuesday’s Judge Cuts 3 episode the various kitties impressed “AGT” judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel and Martina McBride by weaving in and out of barriers, jumping onto balls, maneuvering through ladder rungs, doing a conga line on a broom, and walking backwards on their hind legs. Despite one of the felines almost not dancing, the Savitsky Cats successfully clawed their way to the live shows, so we’ll be seeing them again soon. Watch the “Americas Got Talent” performance video above and read the judges’ comments below.
Simon: “Just to be clear, those are real cats?”
Howie: “I loved it. You did exactly what we ask you here on ‘America’s Got Talent’ to do. You stepped it up. But one almost didn’t dance. That was this close to being a ‘cat-astrophe.'”
Martina: “I loved it. There was so much to see. It was thrilling to watch. I can’t imagine how much work has gone into training those cats. They’re cute cats.”
Heidi: “I also of course think it’s incredible that you can do this with cats. You put on a real show and this is what this is all about, so you are perfect right here.”
Mel: “I really liked it because it made me smile. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy.”
Simon: “I think you can go further than just a cat theater. I see this as a TV show. Even like a cat soap opera or something. Look, it was great. You did well. But only 7 acts go through out of 18. We will see and talk about you later. Congratulations.”
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty declared, “The first act to audition for the judges tonight was mother and daughter and cat act Marina and Svetlana under the stage name The Savitsky Cats. In the audition the cats jumped through ladders, climbed across parallel bars while hanging by their paws and walked and hopped on their hind legs. In the middle of the act there was a slight pause as one cat was sluggish to perform a spinning trick, but in the end Howie said they stepped up their act from their first audition and overall the panel loved it.”